I first watched Wakfu 4 years ago back in 2009 and I didn't get a chance to finish it. Sadly not all the episodes could be found online and because of that I only got to watch till episode 10 much to my misfortune.
This long holiday I decided to pick up this show again and finish it this time, and while I only just finished season 1 today ( I still have season 2 to review) I saw enough to recognize that Wakfu is one of the best anime/cartoons anyone could pick up.
Wakfu is a french anime that is based on a game of the same name, the anime doesn't really take much from the game though so you wont be missing out much if you haven't played the game. The story follows the adventures of Yugo, a young boy who finds out he is adopted and is trying to meet his real parents. Along the way he picks up friends, has adventures and tries to save the world from a madman.
|Probably one of the cutest heroes ever.|
|A very rag-tag group indeed.|
|"If you could redeem yourself for a terrible mistake for the price of some lives, would you do it?"|
Wakfu is amazingly accessible to all audience, I watched it with my 4 year old nephew and my 28 year old brother who all enjoyed it, it has action and slapstick humor for the younger audience as well as a very witty cast and heartwarming moments for the parents. I also enjoyed the fact that the show is in french which sounds downright awesome, I haven't watched anything french before but Wakfu definitely demonstrated to me what a nice sounding language it is.
Speaking of sounds the Music in this show is phenomenal. In fact the entire series has a really high production quality, looking beautiful from the moment the intro starts till the episode finishes.
Still while a very impressive show Wakfu does have a few issues, mainly late in the first season the pacing speeds up considerably, making the story quite difficult to follow at times. Perhaps its just me but I would have preferred if we had an episode or two more to pan out the story a little so that it doesn't feel as rushed. Still the show ends on a very high note and I cant wait to start season 2.
To anyone thinking of picking up a new show to pass the time, I cannot recommend Wakfu enough, you'll just have to watch it and enjoy it as I have.